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GSEP at a Glance


The GSEP Story

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is part of a pioneering tradition. We value academic excellence, innovative leadership and work that serves the greater good. Learn more about our story

 

1937

Year Pepperdine University was founded

1971

Year School of Education was founded

1981

Year School of Psychology was founded

 


 

The first to offer...

 

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MS in Social Entrepreneurship and Change

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MA in Education and Teaching

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Accredited degree in Learning Technologies

 


 

A Model for Success

GSEP students prepare to make a difference through practicums, internships, and state-of-the-art on-campus clinics—experiential learning at its highest level.

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GSEP Learning by the Numbers - 2020

 

Gender

  • 19.4% Male students
  • 80.6% Female students

Alumni

  • 19,446 GSEP alumni
  • 24,165 Earned degrees by alumni

Enrolled Students

  • 3,019 Total
  • 8 Countries

On-Ground Grads

  • 537 Total
  • 340 Psychology
  • 197 Education

Dissertations & Manuscripts

  • 94 Total Defended
  • 29 PSYD Manuscripts
  • 47 EdD Manuscripts
  • 18 PhD Manuscripts

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Our Programs

GSEP offers 12 master's programs, 5 doctoral programs, and continuing education programs for working professionals. See all our program offerings

 

Quick Facts


#2

EdD in Organizational Leadership Program

#6

PsyD Program

#7

Online Master's in Psychology Program

Top 50

Online ABA Master's Program

#46

Ranked institution in the US

#25

Online Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy Program

 


 

Locations

Access an exceptional education at multiple campuses throughout Southern California, as well as online. Explore all our locations

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  • Irvine
  • Encino
  • Malibu
  • Calabasas
  • West Los Angeles

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Faculty

At GSEP, students interact with faculty who are scholars with professional experience in their fields. Meet our faculty




12:1

Student-Faculty Ratio
At Pepperdine, professors know you by name.
Learning is personal and collaborative.


 

Diversity

Through programs, scholarships, and outreach, GSEP advocates for multicultural proficiency. Our student body reflects the diversity of the global community we serve. Learn more about diversity at GSEP

Student Race/Ethnicity

White / Caucasian

 

39.4%

Hispanic

 

23.3%

African American

 

12.2%

Asian

 

12.1%

Unknown

 

7.4%

Two Or More Races

 

5.0%

Pacific Islander / Hawaiian
 

0.5%

American Indian or Alaskan Native
 

0.2%

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Affordability

GSEP makes a higher degree possible for those ready to make a positive impact on the world. Learn about our financial aid offerings

75%

Over 75% of GSEP students receive financial assistance

Alumni

We make sure you stay connected. Our network of more than 20,000 GSEP alumni is part of a greater Pepperdine University network of over 120,000 graduates. Our reach is local, national, and international! Learn more about the GSEP alumni network

 

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